The Knowledge Nook offers unique opportunities for homeschooled students. Having 21 years of teaching experience, I have acquired a huge passion for all things history, literature, and art. Jessica specializes more in math and science. If you need help with any of these subject areas or have a need for special enrichment activities, please call me to schedule a time.
The Knowledge Nook was founded on the premise that "God never shuts one door without opening another." After Good Shepherd School closed its doors for the last time after the 2014/15 school year, I felt like trying something new. This led me to a lifelong dream of opening an art studio and learning center to teach my first real love, ART. So with Gods help, I opened the doors at The Knowledge Nook in June 2015. The Nook allows children in our community to come and get extra help growing self-esteem and confidence. We also like seeing the creative side in everyone come out. We believe everyone can paint! I have been married to Gene for nearly 30 years and we have two boys Stetson and Christian.
"My Grandbaby's birthday party was there! It was awesome and she can do anything you want her to. I highly recommend The Knowledge Nook for a fun party!!"
"We did a Girl's Night Out for my mom's 60th. It was part of our weekend of events for her. We all loved it and had a blast. We will be back! Thank you Mrs. Joy!!"
Reka Delk Thomas
“Girls Night Out” and “Paint and Sip” nights are available upon request. Please call me for more information.
Adult art classes are offered the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00
*Special Events and Sales happen throughout the year and will be announced on our Facebook page and website as they occur*
To schedule any of these programs or for more information, call me at (931) 205-3529
Looking for an alternative birthday party idea? Try the Nook! We offer themed birthday parties for up to 8 children with related art activities. Please call me for more information.
"We love Joy and Jessica they are the best of the best"
Michelle Sisk Smith
The first Friday of every month from 6:00-8:00, teenagers are encouraged to join us at the Nook for some awesome, amazing, and inspiring art! We serve pizza and cokes while the kids are free to create and explore with acrylic paint on canvas.
Our afterschool tutoring is offered Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00. We help students with homework on any subject that they may need extra support. This includes book reports, research papers, and science projects.
"Had my daughter's 8th birthday party here and it was wonderful and so stress free! Everyone had a great time! Definetly recommend this place!"
"It's like walking into Aladdins cave!!! It's warm, inviting and filled with friendly atmosphere. Joy and Jessica are Awesome. My daughter Ruby simply adores them. The extra math tutoring is helping her math grade so much. Art class with Joy is a wonderful way to end each week. She rocks!!! We are very fortunate to be a part of this magical kingdom."
Students are welcome to join us every Friday from 4:00-5:00 for a fun, inspirational art activity.